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Is it possible to lose weight while pregnant?

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Hawkmoon269 Fri 01-Feb-13 14:09:59

Aibu to think that I can lose weight while pregnant?

I have spectacularly failed to lose the 3 stones I put on while pregnant/bf my baby. Who is now a toddler.

It's mainly cake. Shameful.

I've just discovered I'm pregnant again (hurrah!) and wondered if I can lose weight during my pregnancy? Anyone managed it? Am I insane? Thing is, I'm going to have to watch myself because I can't let myself put ON any more weight.... I'm huge. Well, not enormous, but a 16/18 which feels huge because I was a 10 pre babies.

So I wondered whether I could eat VERY healthily and eat plenty of good fresh food. As much fruit and veg as I can. Protein and dairy at least twice a day. Sensible carbs (brown rice and jacket potatoes, not cake and crisps).

And lose 1 lb a week? Ish? I'm 13 stone. I'd like to be no more than 11.7 when I'm full term (pre birth).

It's party vanity but also for my own health and my unborn baby's health. And tbh I'm pretty miserable still wearing maternity clothes. Haven't worn my normal clothes for nearly 2 years now and I feel a bit lost really.

So, am I barking or can it be done?!

nefertarii Fri 01-Feb-13 18:14:06


Just to say I lost the weight at slimming world. I joined to loose the weight to start ttc. However I got pg anyway after losing 20lbs. I just carried on going.

Slimming world is endorsed by the college of midwives, i believe. It used to be anyway.

Good luck and congratulations.

Fuzzymum1 Fri 01-Feb-13 22:15:50

I came home from hospital a stone lighter than at conception, I was quite a few stones overweight before I got pregnant though.

Sparklyblue Fri 01-Feb-13 23:49:21

It is possible, I followed Weight Watchers, but let myself have around 10 points extra a day towards the end, I ended up two stone lighter after the birth grin
Love your name by the way, U2 fan by any chance? smile

BookWormery Sat 02-Feb-13 00:31:55

I'm (casually) TTC at the moment and plan to kick my crappy eating to the curb when I (hopefully) fall pregnant. I'm halfway there with the eating already but the no alcohol thing will make a big difference to me.

I'd really like to join Slimming World if I do fall preg.

Good luck with your pregnancy and healthy eating OP. smile

I do wonder if my weight will stop me getting pregnant though.

Hawkmoon269 Sat 02-Feb-13 12:35:23

sparklyblue Yes I am!

Hawkmoon269 Sat 02-Feb-13 12:36:43

Thanks all. Day 1, all going well so far!

gobbledegook1 Sat 02-Feb-13 12:53:26

I was just shy of 10 stone when I got pregnant, by about 6 months I was 8 1/2 at my due date I was less than 9 so its entirely possible. Mine wasn't planned though and more due to stress, lack of eating and the inability to keep reasonable sized meals down.

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